Will you be one of the team of volunteers who help us create a beautiful new bunch of hanging baskets for the summer?
Around 650 baskets need planting, ready to go up around the city in late November/early December.
The planting will be done at the NELMAC Nursery on Atawhai Drive. The session times available are as follows:
Monday 14 October 10.30am-12pm and 1.30pm-3pm
Tuesday15 October 10.30am-12pm and 1.30pm-3pm
Wednesday 16 October 10.30am-12pm and 1.30pm – 3pm
Fifteen volunteers per session are needed. All you to bring is your own gloves and a good dose of enthusiasm. The 90-minute sessions will see you planting Begonias, Impatiens and Geraniums, with nursery staff on hand to help and advise if needed.
In the past people have really enjoyed the planting process, and it’s a good skill to learn, as you can then go home and create your own hanging baskets.
The baskets really bring the city to life over the summer months and are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. We’d really love your help to get them up and running again this year.
If you would like to volunteer as a hanging basket planter, call Council Customer Services on 546 0200 to register.